Spent a lazy Monday afternoon here with the ladies. Lots of gossip, laughter and yes, fab food too :) I am about to launch into Burrp's longest review ever, so beware!
Let me begin with the ambiance. First look inside and it is pleasant & nice to look around. Nice decor, yellow/orange lighting. I liked it overall.
We chose a table nearer to the buffet to avoid longer trips :)
They have 2 buffet packages for lunch: 310/- (non veg includes chicken & mutton)
410/- (includes sea food like fish & prawns too)
Only difference in between the packages was that the 410 package had a fish & prawn starter extra. We took the 310/- package. The menu for that day is uploaded in the menu section here.
The entire deal was something like this:
1. Beverage: glass of wine/beer/iced tea (peach/lemon)/soft drinks/mock tails (litchi/khus/strawberry based)
we opted for peach iced tea, litchi & strawberry mock tails. All were great.
2 non veg: chilly garlic chicken, mutton seekh kebab
3 veg: baby potatoes with olives, grilled paneer with capsicum, mixed veg
Sauces: Tomato, Mango, White dip
Oils: Chilly, Black pepper, Mustard
The non veg starters were great! They keep on bringing it and you have to beg them to stop! And then they grin at you and say "ok, this is the last one" and place it on the grill. :D
The chicken was a little dry but then I guess it is meant to be so that you can apply oils on it and cook it a bit yourself.
The veg starters were ok. Baby potatoes were bland and with the skin. So you really really need those sauces & oils. The paneer could also use a little more salt but the best part is it was really soft! It's hard to find places which can serve soft, melt-in-your-mouth paneer :) The mixed veg had mostly different coloured capsicums :( but they tasted good. Though I'd like some broccoli & mushrooms here.
Do use the oils liberally & grill your kebabs for a while. Do not hesitate to experiment.
To keep your kebabs from burning, start applying the oils immediately. To keep them warm for a while, keep the kebabs on the extreme ends of the grill. This won't burn your kebabs & will keep them warm till you finish off the others.
All 3 sauces were fabulous, especially, the mango one. That one just tingled my taste buds!
3. Main Course:
I have put up the pic of the main course & dessert menu here so do check it out.
To summarize: 1 veg soup, 1 non veg soup, 3 non veg dishes, 1 non veg biryani, 7 veg dishes,6 cold salads! phew!
The Lemon Corriander chicken soup was awesome!! So was Dhania Murgh. The chicken was soft & tender. Great pieces & great gravy. Mutton was good too. I tried the Crab Curry which was tasty but did not have the crab coz i was too skeptical :(
The chicken biryani was not too great. This is something they need to work on.
Malai kofta looked delectable but the koftas were tad too hard. Gravy was yummy though. The paneer dish was fabulous! It was the soft paneer again :)
They had a dish called Honey Chilli Veg which was great! Prepared in Chinese style, it consisted of broccoli, American corn, cauliflower & a few more exotic vegetables in an equally tempting gravy. This one topped the charts.
They also had noodles which deserve a mention too.
Then there were veg & non veg salads. All of them were chilled to perfection. They included a mixed chicken fare, sprouts, pickled vegetables & chilled cucumber, tomatoes etc. I'm big on salads & so loved all of them.
I didn't try rest of the dishes as I wanted to fill myself up with desserts :)
4. Desserts: 8 desserts on the menu tempts a lot! I tasted all of them so here's a peek at them:
a. Blueberry cheescake: This one was the best! And it had real blueberries! Most places just serve it with blueberry jam. But this one was great with the real berries.
b. Brownie: was good. Combine it with vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce :)
c. Chocolate souffle: melts in your mouth. Yum!
d. Assorted pastries: Vanilla & chocolate flavoured. Yum!
e. Phirni: was more of suji kheer. not good.
f. Gulab jamun: tiny ones & piping hot. Very cute.
g. Vanilla ice cream: combine it with the gulab jamuns or brownie. Or just top it off with one of the syrups.
h. Cut fruits: water melon, papaya, pineapple. Chilled to perfection.
They also had 4 different kinds of sauces/syrups for the ice cream (Khus, Orange, Mango & Chocolate)
So there, a detailed review of what I experienced & experimented with. We spent a good 2 hours eating & talking & having fun.
The staff was extremely courteous & ever ready to help. So it was a fabulous experience & I am going back for more :) and I'd recommend this place to every one. Do visit it at least once. It is one of the better buffet spreads in Pune.
Value for money: 3.5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5